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Dulcimer Street (1948)

London Belongs to Me (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 7 November 1948 (USA)
Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

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Sidney Gilliat

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Norman Collins (novel), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Attenborough ... Percy Boon
Alastair Sim ... Mr. Squales
Fay Compton ... Mrs. Josser
Stephen Murray ... Uncle Henry
Wylie Watson ... Mr. Josser
Susan Shaw ... Doris Josser
Joyce Carey ... Mrs. Vizzard
Ivy St. Helier Ivy St. Helier ... Connie Coke
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Bill
Hugh Griffith ... Headlam Fynne
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... The Blonde
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Boon
Maurice Denham ... Jack Rufus
Ivor Barnard ... Mr. Justice Plymme
Cecil Trouncer Cecil Trouncer ... Mr. Henry Wassall
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Storyline

Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. The story focuses on the effects this has on Percy and the other residents. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dulcimer Street See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being blatantly named as "Myrna Watson" during this movie, Eleanor Summerfield's character is listed in the credits as simply "The Blonde". See more »

Quotes

Uncle Henry: If we don't wake up soon, if the rest of Europe doesn't wake up, then Hitler's got us like this.
[cracks walnut in a nutcracker]
Mrs. Josser: Oh Henry, for goodness sake, put on your paper hat and enter into the spirit!
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Connections

Version of London Belongs to Me (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Savoy Christmas Medley
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Debroy Somers
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Grand Hotel In a Boarding House
19 January 2007 | by rube2424See all my reviews

Good but not great story of group of characters living in a London boarding house in 1938. The story begins well and then starts to meander all over the place with the ending so weird that it borders on the surreal. Standout performances by Alastair Sim, right around the time of A Christmas CAROL, and Faye Compton as the widow he entrances. Hugh Griffith pops in late in the film to chew the scenery and bring a few chuckles. The cinematography is good and a nightmare sequence reminds one of DEAD OF NIGHT. There is a warmth about the film, one that was made in 1948 and looks back at London ten years earlier, that should appeal to all Londoners as well as Anglophiles around the world. A good film for a rainy afternoon with a"cuppa" and a scone.


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